Andrea Zavos > Boodle Hatfield LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Boodle Hatfield LLP

Work Department

Private client and tax


Andrea is head of Private Client & Tax at Boodle Hatfield and a member of the contentious trust and estates team. She specialises in advising individuals, trustees and trust companies in complex, high value disputes both domestically and internationally. Andrea is acutely aware that family relationships are often at stake and she takes that responsibility seriously. She is highly regarded for her ability to engage with clients and other professionals in a sympathetic and constructive manner. If she needs to fight, she will do so but otherwise her focus is always on achieving a mediated settlement. She also works closely with wealthy families on succession planning including wills, trusts and long term tax planning and succession structures.


Andrea joined Boodle Hatfield as a partner in May 2014 having previously been a partner at Speechly Bircham.


Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).


Southampton University.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

(Hall of Fame)

Andrea ZavosBoodle Hatfield LLP

Boodle Hatfield LLP ‘is absolutely first-rate in the private client world in general, with deep experience and expertise in complex, multi-jurisdictional planning and litigation. All of the partners are impressive, as are the associates’. It is regularly instructed in numerous high-value, complex and international disputes. In addition it has considerable expertise in disputes concerning the modern family as well as being involved in an increasing number of substantial trust partition cases. It is sought after for its significant experience in advising on multi-jurisdictional tax, asset protection trusts, family businesses and governance issues as well as on succession matters. The ‘highly thought ofAndrea Zavos garners praise for her ‘keen intelligence, excellent judgement and deep experience’. Simon Rylatt ‘sees the whole picture’ while Mark Lindley has ‘ an impressive eye for detail’. The group works with individuals, trustees and trust companies and is ‘bursting with ideas’ while being a ‘very solid and reassuring team’.

London > Private client > Agriculture and estates

The agile team at Boodle Hatfield LLP advises on the full array of issues from strategic tax advice to a myriad of property matters. Saskia Arthur is the head of agricultural property while Andrea Zavos leads the private client and tax offering. The group has a strong national presence and is known for its work with some of the largest estates in the country in addition to its expertise in all aspects of the sale and purchase of valuable residential property, farms and agricultural land. It is adept at advising on diversification, devolution and on the development of land and is skilled at handling disputes involving the modern family. Other core areas of expertise include providing rural business advice to clients in addition to advising on heritage property matters and on the management of valuable art collections. Sue Laing is another key figure.  Hayden Bailey works closely with various entrepreneurial heirs and Natasha Hassall is also well-regarded.

London > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

The ’excellent, very reliable and highly respected’ practice at Boodle Hatfield LLP receives many plaudits under the direction of Andrea Zavos . In the last year it has continued to enjoy some very significant client wins and continues to excel in complex international wealth structuring mandates where there are substantial business and personal assets. It is renowned for advising some of the largest family-owned businesses and family offices in the UK and internationally on governance, risk- management and wealth preservation. Salpy Kouyoumjian  is the joint head of the firm’s Middle East practice group. Kyra Motley is well-known for advising clients in the Middle East too and acts for six branches of ten different Royal families and 23 billionaires. Clare Stirzaker joined the team from PwC Legal  which has been described as a ‘feather in its cap to get her’. Clients remark that ‘what I have found very unique is its bespoke, partner led service’.

South East > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Boodle Hatfield LLP leaves ‘no stone unturned‘ as it manages large estates, particularly for artists, and the team has extensive complementary expertise in legal issues surrounding art collections. Out of London, Andrea Zavos heads the practice and the Oxford team is led by Natasha Hassall who handles on- and offshore trusts, tax planning, and wills, including heritage property matters. Eleanor Sepanski leads the firm’s philanthropic work as well as onshore UK tax, private client, and trust work. Recent arrival Clare Stirzaker is a specialist in succession planning and related legal and taxation issues.